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A Client Success Story

When this senior patient tragically lost his leg after being run over by a backhoe, doctors told his wife and son that this man, whose smile lights up a room, may not make it. He had lost 9 pints of blood, and doctors felt it was time to "pull the plug" on his life support. His family knew better, and responded saying, “He's a fighter. He is going to pull through."

When he eventually came out of a coma-like state, he was told he had lost his leg and would never walk again. Every bone had been shattered; he described the terror of seeing the bones come through his pant legs when the accident happened.

 But even though he was conscious and coherent, the doctors had little hope in his ability to enjoy any kind of mobility again. "He was told he wouldn't even be a candidate for a prosthetic leg because the other leg wasn't strong enough,” said his wife.

 However, he refused to give up. He started physical therapy at MOST in Millbrook and regained his strength thanks to Bill BreMiller, DPT. He said that a combination of physical therapy and his unwavering love for his wife kept him optimistic. So he kept going. Although his doctors said his leg strength would never improve much, his hip got strong enough to begin exploring options for a prosthetic leg-and he got it!

The next year, he walked for the first time ever wearing the prosthetic leg without a brace on the other leg. His wife's eyes teared up as he walked. It was a deeply moving experience for everyone in the room, a moment which reminds us of the power of love and the rewards of perseverance.

 The patient says, "I am going to keep fighting because one day I want to dance with my wife again."

 We love having this wonderful couple as part of our client family at MOST Physical Therapy!

 

A Client Success Story

 While this patient was growing up, he loved to run, but there was no track team at his home school. So the ambitious young man created a petition, got dozens of signatures, and launched the very first track team for Millbrook High School.

 The beloved superstar athlete went on to secure recognition as part of the Millbrook High School and Dutchess County YMCA Hall of Fame rosters.

 Unfortunately, he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, which left him paralyzed from the chest down.

He wanted a physical therapist who could help him stay limber, feel as strong as possible, and maintain his signature positive attitude. He knew just the right person: one of his high school track teammates, Bill BreMiller.

This reconnected the two friends and set the stage for a long-term relationship that allowed Bill to once again be part of this patient’s team.

 Since that time, he credits Bill and his physical therapy practice the quality of life he enjoys today. “I am stronger and more able to keep motivated because of Bill. He gives me exercises I can do at home and it’s hard to believe that we have known each other as long as we have.”

 Their relationship has, indeed, given both men so much. And it all started with a high school track team in Millbrook.

 Today, this patient has far outlived the typical life expectancy of most quadriplegics; not only does this have something to do with Bill’s expert abilities as a physical therapist, but also with a friendship based on longevity, loyalty, and optimism.

 We are so grateful to have him as part of our client family at MOST Physical Therapy.

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